Start your Water Music Festival weekend off with classic swing tunes from some of the best in the business, the Swing Fever jazz band featuring outstanding vocalist Denise Perrier
Friday evening, October 13, 2017, 7:00pm
Inn at Harbour Village, Ilwaco WA
Cocktail hour at 6pm, featuring light appetizers, a variety of beverages, and no-host wine bar
Tickets online or at the door – $40
A portion of our proceeds benefits the local school music programs
Swing Fever has been performing jazz of the 1930s and 1940s for thirty-three years. The band has toured and recorded with renowned musicians, including Count Basie, Duke Ellington, trumpeter Clark Terry, clarinetist Buddy DeFranco and vibraphonist Terry Gibbs.
They have released four CDs, two of them with Duke Ellington. Swing Fever is dedicated to the music of the Swing Era, playing it as critic Phil Elwood said, “as though the numbers are on today’s Hit Parade.” The band treats Swing Era music as a living breathing form, to which the players bring fresh excitement, new arrangements and unusual instrumentation. Clever, fun, romantic, moody, witty – here is wonderful, classic music presented in its full emotional range. As Jazz Now said, “Swing Fever keeps its music alive without turning it into a museum piece.” If this is the band’s mission, it is a successful one, as demonstrated by the band’s notable longevity and popularity.